|Yesterday’s message from the Hà Nội City’s Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention requested all authorities of districts and townships, and relevant departments to prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Nida, the second storm this year in Việt Nam. — Photo vovgiaothong.vn|
HÀ NỘI – Yesterday’s message from the Hà Nội City’s Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention requested all authorities of districts and townships, and relevant departments to prepare for the arrival of Typhoon Nida, the second storm this year in Việt Nam.
According to the message, district-level people’s committees and Irrigation Company, Drainage Company, Electricity Company, and Park and Green Tree Company in the city were asked to take active measures to deal with the approaching storm: keep a close watch on the storm’s developments, prepare human forces and equipment, directing localities in a timely fashion to ensure the safety of human lives and assets and keep damages to a minimum.
To actively cope and handle effectively any adverse developments of the storm, the city’s Irrigation Company and Drainage Company were asked to continuously inspect all dykes and lakes, especially projects under construction, and be ready to help localities in urgent cases.
The Park and Green Tree Company was asked to arrange timely resources to clear fallen trees, aiming at not affecting the city’s traffic.
Hà Nội Drainage Company has to be ready to implement drainage in urban areas, take measures to prepare essential equipment and drainage schemes for low-lying areas.
The committee requested the city’s police and transport department to ensure steady traffic flow, especially in inner and waterlogged areas.
At an urgent meeting on Typhoon Nida in Hà Nội yesterday, chief of the National Committee on Search and Rescue, Văn Phú Chính, urged northern mountainous provinces to prepare for landslides and flash floods due to rains affected by Storm Nida.
Rains could threaten reservoirs, tunnels, coalpits and high-risk landslide areas, he said, so authorities of localities had to be ready for measures to evacuate residents and ensure the safety of key constructions.
He asked authorities of localities to increase the frequency of broadcasting information about forecasts, warnings and instructions.
The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting yesterday afternoon reported rains would occur from midnight Tuesday to Thursday in the northern mountainous regions and midlands.
Heavy rain (100-250mm) would occur in the northwest and calamity risk level was predicted at one or two.
At 10am yesterday, the storm was moving towards south-east China’s Guangdong Province with wind speeds of up to 60-90 km/per hour.
The wind speed was predicted at about 50-60km/per hour at 10 pm yesterday, according to the Centre, calamity risk level was at about three.
The Centre forecasts two to four storms to hit the East Sea during August, of that one or two storms could cause consequences to northern and north-central mainland.-- VNS